Spicy Passion Fruit Mocktail (AKA “Mockarita”)

Pouring our spicy passion fruit mocktail recipe from a measuring glass into a serving glass

Step aside margaritas, the mockarita has ARRIVED! This passion fruit mocktail has all the tart, sweet, refreshing goodness of a traditional margarita thanks to passion fruit, lime, and agave. And, spicy charred jalapeños add booze-like complexity and heat without the alcohol. Yep, it’s seriously good! 

AND…it gets better! Just 4 ingredients and 25 minutes required, friends. Let us show you how to mockarita!

Lime wedges, jalapeños, agave, and frozen passion fruit purée

How to Make a Spicy Passion Fruit Mocktail

This “mockarita” begins with the element we find is missing in many mocktails: a flavor with booze-like complexity that takes it beyond just sweetened fruit juice. The answer? Broiling jalapeño until it has a good char on the outside. Now we’ve entered smoky + spicy land!

Pouring water into a blender with passion fruit purée, charred jalapeños, lime juice, and agave

Then we blend up the charred jalapeño with water to make it pourable, lime juice for tartness, seedless passion fruit purée for bold tropical flavor, and agave for a sweetness to balance it all.

Pouring the passion fruit mocktail mixture through a strainer to remove the jalapeño skin

Finally, we pour the mixture through a strainer to remove any bits of jalapeño and create a smooth drink. The result is a seriously delicious passion fruit mocktail that feels fancy yet is simple to make!

Three glasses of iced passion fruit mocktails with fresh passion fruit halves and lime wedges next to them

We hope you LOVE this mocktail! It’s:

Subtly spicy
Quick & easy
& SO delicious!

This is the perfect drink to offer as a booze-free option at parties, make for friends, bring to baby showers, cool off with on a summer evening, or celebrate New Year’s Eve without alcohol.

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Hand reaching in to pick up a stemmed glass of our passion fruit mocktail recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 4 (1/2-cup servings)

Course Beverage

Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? 2-3 Days

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  • 1 medium jalapeño, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup passion fruit purée (seedless // we used frozen, thawed)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar*
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (1 lime yields ~2 Tbsp or 30 ml)
  • Preheat oven to a high broil. Place an oven rack on the very top shelf just below the broiler element, leaving just enough space to fit a baking sheet. Optional: Line your baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place jalapeños cut side down on the baking sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes, watching closely, until the outside of the jalapeños begin to blister and blacken. You want them ~50% charred. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

  • In a blender, combine the water, passion fruit purée, agave nectar, lime juice, and cooled jalapeños. Blend on high until smooth with no chunks of jalapeño remaining. Taste and adjust as needed, adding more passion fruit or lime for tartness or more agave for sweetness.
  • To enjoy, strain into a jar or pitcher to save for later use, or strain directly into serving glasses over ice. Leftovers keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 1 month. This would also be delicious as popsicles!

*You could use honey or maple syrup in place of the agave nectar, but it will change the flavor slightly. We like how agave’s neutral flavor allows the passion fruit and spice to really shine!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Serving: 1 (half-cup) serving Calories: 86 Carbohydrates: 24.5 g Protein: 0.5 g Fat: 0.1 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 2 mg Potassium: 119 mg Fiber: 0.5 g Sugar: 17.3 g Vitamin A: 411 IU Vitamin C: 15 mg Calcium: 2.6 mg Iron: 0.3 mg

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